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Ethiopia: Prominent exiled activist returns home to rapturous welcome

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 3, 2018) Tamagne Beyene, Ethiopia’s leading rights activist, returned home after two decades in exile in the United States. Mr. Beyene has been a vocal critic of the ethnic oriented and divisive rule by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), an ethnic oligarchy that controlled political power with an iron fist for over a ...

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    Ethnic clashes displace over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants from Djibouti

    ESAT News (August 13, 2018) Over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants have been displaced from Djibouti after an attack by ethnic Somalis, a ripple effect of the ethnic clashes in the Eastern part of the country. Speaking from West Hararghe, a witness told ESAT that the majority of the 30,000 Ethiopian migrants were ethnic Oromos who were targeted by the ethnic Somalis. ...

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      Ethiopia: Agony of displaced in Somali region continues, over 20,000 displaced in Jijiga

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) Volunteers and victims of attacks by Liyou Police and militia in Somali region say the humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons in the region need immediate attention. Food and medical supplies were needed immediately, according to a doctor volunteering for Red Cross and Red Crescent, who said he had information that over ...

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        Ethiopia: IDPs in Somali region call for help

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 9, 2018) Over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Kebri Dahar who took shelter at a military camp to save their lives from last week’s attack by Liyou Police and armed youth group allied to ex-president of the region, Abdi Illey, have called for support from the federal government. Some of the displaced who spoke ...

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          Ethiopia: Anti-terrorism head with spy agency on trial for coordinating assassination attempt on PM

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 8, 2018) One of the suspects on trial for the June 23 assassination attempt on the life of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was the anti-terrorism head with the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), the country’s spy agency. Tesfaye Urge, one of the about 30 suspects arrested after the June 23 assassination ...

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            Scores killed in Jijiga, Dire Dawa in an attack by Liyou Police and armed youth

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 6, 2018) [UPDATE: As we compile this report, the national defense forces and federal police have been given orders to restore calm and protect the public in the Somali region of Ethiopia, as per a statement by the Office of Government Communication Affairs. The Office said the order has been give based on the ...

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              Ethiopia: Regions beset by violence agree for federal forces intervene to restore calm

              ESAT News (July 16, 2018) Administrators of Ethiopia’s Somali and Oromo regions have agreed for federal defense and police forces to intervene to restore peace in their border areas where communal clashes resulted in the death of hundreds of people and the displacement of over a million people. The agreement by Lemma Megersa and Abdi Illey, Presidents of the Oromno ...

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                Ethiopia/Eritrea: Leaders join hands to raise flag as Embassy reopens after two decades

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 16, 2018) Eritrea reopened its Embassy in Addis Ababa, two decades after the compound near the soccer stadium in the capital was deserted by the Eritreans and was used for unspecified purposes by the Ethiopian government. The flag raising ceremony at the Embassy came at the conclusion of a three day visit by Eritrean ...

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                  Ethiopia: Split Orthodox synods to meet for reconciliation, unification

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 13, 2018) One of the activities on the sidelines of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit to the United States is the meeting between the exiled synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church and the synod in Addis Ababa. Three archbishops representing each sides will meet in Washington, DC, next week to iron out their ...

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                    Ethiopian Airlines to resume flight to Asmara Wednesday

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 11, 2018) Ethiopian Airlines will make its first flight to Asmara, Eritrea, on Wednesday July 18, twenty years after the African giant carrier ceased to fly to its northern neighbor. Fitsum Arega, Chief of Staff for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement in a tweet saying holders of Ethiopian and Eritrean passports ...

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